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Original drawings for Gessner’s Historia animalium

Visitors of this blog will recall Florike Egmond’s fascinating account about how she discovered the original drawings for Conrad Gessner’s Historia animalium (1555-8) that were absorbed into Felix Platter’s collection. These drawings are kept at the Dept of Special Collections at … Continue reading

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Florike Egmond’s Lecture at the University of Oxford

On Thursday 3 May from 3-5 pm, in the Colin Matthew Room, Faculty of History, George Street, Oxford, Florike Egmond of the Scaliger Institute at Leiden University will be presenting: “The Webs of Clusius and Gessner: Correspondence, Images, and Collecting … Continue reading

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